WT hopes to split the series with the RiverHawks as game four is set for Sunday afternoon, with first pitch at 1 p.m.
Game 1 Recap (Northeastern State 15,
West Texas A&M plated
seven runs in the bottom of the ninth inning, but couldn’t overcome five errors
in the first of two games against Northeastern at
The Buffs took an early 1-0 lead in the first as Darby Walker singled and stole second before scoring on a groundout from Brian Schupp later in the inning.
Northeastern answered in the six runs in the next three innings, highlighted by third baseman Joel Eusebio’s two-run home run to right center. The Buffs closed the gap in the bottom of the seventh with a Will McLaughlin two-run shot to right center, making the score 10-4.
The RiverHawks finished off
the game for good with five runs in the top half of the ninth, but WT wouldn’t
go down without a fight. Schupp started off the ninth with a leadoff homer to
right field, his 16th of the season. After a
Game 2 Recap (Northeastern State 10,
The Northeastern offense scored early and often in game two of a doubleheader as the RiverHawks pounded out 13 hits in rout to a 10-6 victory in the nightcap of a doubleheader. WT starter Bart Cannon falls to 2-6 on the year, giving up 10 hits and eight runs in five innings of work.
The Buffs first runs came in the fifth on a Kent Wright single that scored Justin Graham. The Buffs weren’t done, scoring two more in the bottom half of the sixth, as Wright and Ben Edge added RBI singles before a final three-run rally in the seventh fell just short.
Junior designated hitter Kevin Els was the backbone of the WT offense in game two, going 4-for-4 at the plate with three RBI including a three run bomb to right field in the bottom of the seventh to cut the RiverHawk lead to 10-6.